Stock Photo: Swan Upping, River Thames; Staines to Windsor, Swans are surrounded and caught by the uppers for recording and a quick health check,July 2008 UK.

Stock Photo - Swan Upping, River Thames; Staines to Windsor, Swans are surrounded and caught by the uppers for recording and a quick health check,July 2008 UK, Swan Upping dates from medieval times when the Crown claimed ownership of all mute swans, This ownership is shared with the Vintners' and Dyers' Companies, Nowadays the swans are counted and marked but rarely eaten,

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